Item 2016.018 - British Army Foot Guards Cape with Queen's Royal Regimental Buttons

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2016.018

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British Army Foot Guards Cape with Queen's Royal Regimental Buttons

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  • 1966-1992 (Creation)

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Cape made of 'Atholl' grey wool. Fastens with four 'Staybrite' anodised aluminium regimental buttons decorated with the insignia of the Queen's Royal Regiment (a Paschal Lamb supporting a flag, standing on a bar and inside the Garter Star). The buttons are removable and fasten with a clip on the underside, on the reverse they are back marked 'S & W LTD B'HAM'.
Country of Design: United Kingdom

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Item on loan to "Invisible Men" exhibition , 24 Oct-24 Nov 2019

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Wool
Colour/Print: Atholl grey
Buttons: Staybrite anodised aluminium

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The colour 'Atholl' grey was reportedly introduced by the 4th Duke of Atholl for the uniforms of his foresters in the late 1700s on his estate in Perthshire, Scotland (A. Grimble, The Deer Forests of Scotland (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1896, p. 203).
The colour was adopted by the British Army in 1902-1903 for great coats and capes of Foots Guards officers.

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U.CU.GB5 - 2016

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